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The HD Voice News 2012 report is (finally) out. *Whew*

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Did I ever mention that I’m Editor-in-Chief of HD Voice News? (OK, not really a joke to anyone who regularly reads this blog).

“HD Voice 2012: Proliferation” is now available at TMCnet.com.  It was a much larger task to put together and edit than I anticipated, due to the rapid ramp in HD voice [...]

Enterprise Connect 2012: From Enterprise Connect to… Business Connect

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A couple of years ago, VoiceCon morphed into Enterprise Connect because there was UC, there was video, and voice was just so passé. When I talked to Co-chair/CEO Fred Knight back in the day, he said the “sweet spot” for the show were enterprise clients with 1,000 seats or more. Big companies.  Multi-site companies. [...]

Digium does hardware–services next?

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Digium, the self-proclaimed “Asterisk Company,” is turning into the jack-of-all-trades company.  For Enterprise Connect in Orlando this week, the company has rolled out “the first” of a family of VoIP gateways.  Last month (well, more like two months ago), the company introduced its first IP phones at IT EXPO.  I’m betting a cloud services [...]

HD voice report work this week, Enterprise Connect next

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Things are a little dry here because I’ve got my head down this week working on the 2012 HD Voice News report, as well as trying to pack in a couple more meetings at Enterprise Connect 2012 in Orlando next week. 

I’ll be on site at Enterprise Connect – and at meetings – [...]

Enterprise Connect availability: March 27-28

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I’ll be on site at Enterprise Connect on March 27 and March 28.  

General topics of interest for this show are:  

Cloud telephony and the migration away from the tradition PBX model in an enterprise setting.  SIP interoperability and federation. HD voice and continued movement towards wideband voice solution in the enterprise [...]

Enterprise Connect 2012 on the event schedule

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Enterprise Connect 2012 has been added to the spring event schedule. Currently looking at a March 26 arrival with a March 27 departure.

Briefing topics and meeting schedule to be determined.  For a briefing request, email moo@vegascommando.com

Reminder–Taking briefings at Metaswitch Forum in October

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I’ll be at Metaswitch Forum in Las Vegas from October 3 through October 6, so if you’re looking for an opportunity to brief face-to-face, this is it.

Coordination through the Metaswitch press people (Engage PR) is suggested, but not required.

There’s also an invite-only event where to go out to Mike Tyson’s [...]

Some things you just can’t DO via telepresence

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Polycom sage Jeff Rodman (@jefferyrodman) and I swapped around tweets last week about things you just can’t DO via telepresence these days. 

My brag was witnessing the last launch of the space shuttle program, STS-135 Atlantis last week. (Yes, like any good gawking media person, I took pictures and video. You can see [...]

May travel schedule–Interop Vegas and TIA 2011

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I’ll be at two shows in May. 

Interop Las Vegas 2011, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Running around the show floor on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11.

TIA 2011, Gaylord Texas, Dallas, TX

Wednesday, May 18  – “HD Voice: Implementing the Advantages” 8:30 am – 9:15 am.

After my [...]

LG-Ericsson enters North American business IP PBX market

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LG-Ericsson has launched the iPECS-LIK business communications products family.  The company says iPECS-LIK delivers all of the functionality of a traditional PBX (and seriously, who is buying a “traditional” PBX these days?) with the addition of UC features.

Offering solutions from 10 users up to 1000 users – this would cover SMB up to [...]